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Enabling Cyber: Where to invest to find added value
Jul17

Enabling Cyber: Where to invest to find added value

Defence of domestic or deployed military missions from cyber threats will require a significant investment to overcome challenges in terms of tools, personnel, time, and cultural change. This truth is largely understood across the defence community, prompting investment into military cyber capabilities as senior leadership across the 5 Eyes countries comes to realise the potential impacts and general challenges...

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Strong, Secure, Engaged: The Cyber Extract
Jun04

Strong, Secure, Engaged: The Cyber Extract

Lately, hardly a day goes by without media headlines stringing out the latest on the SNC Lavalin scandal with proliferous filler, like the Norman affair and China (anything to do with China). With the words ‘bribe,’ ‘breach’ and ‘bureaucrats behaving badly’ hanging over Canada’s woes, headlines were made around the world. Canada, no longer the apologetic neophyte, had slid...

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To meet the challenges of C4ISR, leverage emerging technologies
May02

To meet the challenges of C4ISR, leverage emerging technologies

Command, Communications, Control, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) is a crucial facet of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operations and a growing area that is getting more attention in recent years. For over five years, Vanguard has been working with both industry and government to bring together key stakeholders in a forum setting to further the discussion on...

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The Perfect Cut-Out: When Global Politics, Espionage and Greed Converge with Technology
Mar07

The Perfect Cut-Out: When Global Politics, Espionage and Greed Converge with Technology

Fluid, agile and accessible – the malicious use of technology can range from simple, uncoordinated attacks to complex, highly coordinated persistence. Figuring as tool in the commission of a crime or as a delivery system to exploit many vectors, ‘technology for bad’ is not new, but what we have seen recently is – and it’s troubling. When mixed with...

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Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS
Feb22

Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS

We are happy to announce that the February/March issue of Vanguard is now available. Built on the theme of shipbuilding and ISS, this edition carries features on the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, national shipbuilding plans of Canada and Australia, and lessons from In-Service Support. Articles: The future HMCS Harry DeWolf, an interview with Cdr Corey L. E. Gleason By...

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What Canada can learn from Israel and Estonia’s rise to cybersecurity royalty: It’s complicated
Feb05

What Canada can learn from Israel and Estonia’s rise to cybersecurity royalty: It’s complicated

A little over a year ago, I had the pleasure of presenting at CANARIE’s 2017 National Summit in Ottawa with my good friend, Roni Zehavi, CEO of Israel-based CyberSpark. A cross-section of scientists, practitioners, academics, entrepreneurs and professionals, the Summit showcased the interconnectedness of science, society and cyber–how it began, its evolutionary path, and what the future holds as this global convergence unfurls...

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